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  • Radiator drain tap

    Hi everyone,

    Ive noticed mine seems to be dripping ever so slightly from the drain pipe at the bottom of the radiator. The tap has been screwed tight, although there is still a slight leak.

    Does anyone know if a new tap can be purchased from Mitsubishi or if a leak from the tap is repairable, or does it need to be taken to a radiator specialist.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Just unscrewed the whole plug and the o ring doesnt appear to be damaged, although probably a bit hard, so I'll hunt Bunnings tomorrow to see if they have a suitable o ring. Would wrapping silicone tape around it be sufficient?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tez View Post
      Just unscrewed the whole plug and the o ring doesnt appear to be damaged, although probably a bit hard, so I'll hunt Bunnings tomorrow to see if they have a suitable o ring. Would wrapping silicone tape around it be sufficient?
      If anything that would be worse, a slither of vasaline or something there like when you put it on wouldnt hurt though.

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      • #4
        Tez,
        Replacing the O ring is the right thing to do!!!!
        Teflon tape will probably fix the leak but there is a high chance that the tape will be cut off on the inside of the radiator, come off the plug and get caught somewhere else in the cooling system like thermostat, water pump or cap (not good)

        Vaseline might help seal but as its a petroleum based product in will damage the Oring eventually. Use another type of lube that isn't petroleum based.

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